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owe donele was back on tv last night for a while any way. then she had to leave in the middle of the interview. the question is what made her walk out and why was she on it chlt tv in the first place? it's way too early for this. good morning, everyone. this is the show that has never had a guest walk out on it. granted we never have had a guest in the studio at this hour, but still. i'm glad you're up with us this morning. shoot me an e-mail or tweet me and let my know why you're awake right now. or you can do what ron paul does and text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the best sonses la r responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this thursday, august 18th, a lot to tell you about including a 17-year-old's
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foiled plot defense a tampa high school. police say he was planning to to make worse than columbine. husband the story that burned up the web yesterday. an actor does the unspeakable on an international flight details later. but first the news. president obama is back in washington this morning leaving today for his ten day vacation to martha's vineyard. this after he finished up his economic bus tour this illinois. his trip comes as the white house gives new detail on the president's upcoming september jobs speech. the "washington post" reports the president's plan will include a new round of stimulus spending to spur job growth. proposal also expected to include tax cuts for companies that hire new workers and new spending for roads and construction. the "post" scissors the president also plans to announce it a major push for a deficit reduction urging the newly formed congressional super committee to identify more than
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the 1.a trillion in cuts that it has been assigned. speaking withes cbs news, president obama discussed the state of the economy. >> i don't think we're in danger of another recession, but we are in danger of not having a recovery that's tax enough to deal with what is a genuine unemployment crisis for a whole lot of folks out there. and that's yes we need to be doing more. i wish that the speaker had taken me up on on a grand bargain to deal with our long term debt and deficit. we still have the opportunity to fix that. it's not too late. i will be putting forward a plan that will be very similar to the plan that i put forward to the speaker. >> the president's new and latest jobs push comes at a new gallup poll shows only 26% approval. while campaigning this new hampshire yesterday, mitt romney
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critical of president obama's upcoming jobs pitch saying what he's done in the past three years has not worked. >> hopefully he'll listen to people who have actually worked in the private sector, understand how the economy works. because he and his academic and political friends don't understand what it takes on to get this economy going. and too little too late. but we appreciate the fact that he's trying to devote some time to it, not just going to on the bus tour, not just vacationing, but it giving thought to the american people. >> rop any has repeatedly slammed president obama for taking a vacation at martha's vineyard during the jobs cry circumstance but the former governor will actually be there, as well, toward the end of the president's trip for a campaign fund-raiser. like romney, texas governor rick perry also campaigned in new hampshire yesterday speaking at the famous politics and eggs event in bedford. perry responded president
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obama's recent campaign advice. >> the president said i needed to watch what i say. i just want to respond back, if i may. mr. president, actions speak louder than words. my actions as governor are helping create jobs in this country. the president's actions are killing jobs in this country. it's time to get america working ain. >> governor perry continues to face some backlash for the comments he made monday about the federal reserve and its chairman ben bernanke. yesterday another presidential candidate, texas congressman ron paul, a long time critic of the fed, weighed in on what perry said. >> another southern governor, i can't remember his name, who is coming in to campaign, he realizes talking about the fed is good, too. but i'll tell you what, he makes me look like a moderate.
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i have never once said bernanke has committed treason. >> ron paul talking about rick perry said i can't remember his name. fellow texan. ron paul's campaign picking up a little steam after his close second place finish at the iowa straw poll last weekend. his staff says an estimated 600 people attended his event in concord, new hampshire last night. joe biden is meeting with his chinese counterpart today as the two begin talks focusing on global trade, currency and the economy. the presumed china future leader stressing common interests and common responsibilities shared pie the two nations. back here in the u.s., the "new york times"s is reporting that the justice department has opened an investigation into standard and poor's and its business practices in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. for more, we bring in steve sedgwick live in london. steve, good morning. >> very good day to you. this apparently has got nothing to do with the s&p downgrading
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of u.s. sovereign debt from aaa to aa plus. apparently this investigation started beforehand and it's looking in to whether the analysts were overruled by business managerses when they may have wanted to downgrade the value and the rating of mortgage securities. what is unclear is whether the other rating agencies, the likes of fitch it and moody's, are also part of this investigation. let's move on and tell you what's ahead in terms of data releases and it could be key because we have jobless claims, cpi inflation kay take, also existing home sales expected up 4%. but the market is already in a foul mood. european as i look are down between 2% and 3.5% and looking at the u.s. futures, the dow is down around 190 points. back to you. >> a rocky start already. steve sedgwick live for us this london this morning. thanks so much. turn now to syria where
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activists say government troops have shot and killed nine people in the central city of holmes. assad claims military operations against civilians have ended in that country. assad's comments came in response to pressure from u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon who is demanding an end to the crackdown as well as a, quote, credible process of reform. a u.n. spokesman says the secretary general was especially concerned about violence in the port city of latakia, a city which recently sustained a brutal four day land and sea assault. in libya, refugees are fleeing the cities as rebels claim they're making gains against force loyal to moammar gadhafi. four days of fighting where the opposition has reportedly taken control of 70% of the city, including according to reuters the last functioning oil refinery in the country. it sits on a road key for the
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transportation of goods from tunisia to tripoli is seen as critical. there's new word rebels also control garyan. there are also reports of food shortages as well as a lack of electricity. rebels fighting it isolate gadhafi. and turning to india with the jailing of an activist has sparked widespread protests. there are reports that a deal with police could allow that activist to leave jail and begin a hunger strike. the protest leader was arrested yesterday, but has refused to leave jail despite a police order release him ups he's freed unconditionally. an aide says the deal limits any hunger strikes or demonstrations to 15 days. his jailhouse protests sparked marches through india yesterday
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including one attended in mumbai by some 10,000 people. back here at home, tampa police say they stopped a student there pulling off a bomb plot that could have been worse than the columbine high school has kemassacre that killed 19. an anonymous tip led them to the suspect, a former student expelled from freedom high school. officers say they found bomb making materials and a manifesto. tampa's police chief says the 17-year-old wanted to cause devastation and had two specific tar gets in mind. and he also mentioned his desire to cause more casualties than were suffered at columbine. >> police say the attack was planned for next tuesday, freedom's first day of school. still ahead here on "way too early," now, this is the miami football program we all came to know and love in the 1980s.
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allegations of payoffs, drugs and hookers for the student-athletes down will. and how about a bounty on the head of tim tebow? we'll dig in to the details in sports. plus, christine o'donnell walks out of an interview after one cnn host has the nerve to ask her pollity questions. that clip and a check on weather when "way too early" comes right back.
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5:43 in the morning. still dark outside here in new york city. let's get a check on weather. >> for the dog day, we're doing pretty good. unless you're in texas. everyone else is doing great. sorry. >> just that little state of
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test as. >> just that little tine ay sta. temperatures are mild in the mid-atlantic. philadelphia up to trenton, a lean of shower has will roll lieu. maybe take b. 15, 20 minute downpour this morning. there's also a couple little showers just west of new york city. anyone traveling into the city will have to drive through those on interstate 80 and also on 76. as far as the forecast for today, today unlike yesterday, more clouds around. still warm. temperatures will be similar to to yesterday. we are going to see a chance of showers and storm. it won't rain all day, just hit and his showers and storms. the rest of the country, we were mentioning the warm conditions. dallas today 106 for your high. so summer feels like it's kind of wrapping up in some places, but pnot in all. much of the deep south continuing to blakake. we begin with the scandal at
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the university of miami. allegations of player benefits within the football program. the ncaa says for five months now, it's been investigating the relationship between a former booster and the university. shapiro currently serving 20 years in prison, claims that he provided improper benefits to 72 football players and other athletes at miami from 2002 to 2010. he say it included sex party, prostitution, yacht could you see cruises, car, cashes and other gifts. current nfl stars are among the steps of former players named in the yahoo! article. an trel roll allegedly accepted cash and jewelry, vince wol ford allegedly received 50,000 bucks an devin hester alledgedly received cash and jewelry. all this is according to shapiro. the article says shapiro who
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players nicknamed lil loop started a bounty system for rivalry games. what does that mean? he put a bounty count to the report on former gator quarterback tim tea bow and offered $5,000 to any player who knocked seminoles quarterback chris ricks out of the game. that apparently stood for five years. miami knew coach al golden who just took over the program in december said the university should have told him about the investigation if they indeed knew about it. the hurricanes open hatheir sean september 5th against maryland. of course city during the yankees/royals game. nobody on, billy butler connects. the ball bounces off the top of the wall. the umps call it a home run. it wasn't a home run. let's take another look. the umps review it, they show
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bounced off the top of the black padding, but under the top of the railing. after review, the home run stand stands. that would be the deciding run of the game. royals win 5-4. the red sox lost yesterday to the rays, so new york remain as half game ahead of boston. to the al west, rangers and angels bottom of the first. lined deep to right center. tory un tory hunter was on fir to tory tory hunt geii hunter gets around. he slides around the tag, gets the left hand in there i guess. bases loaded, ian kinsler loops one to left. two runs come other than to score. the red hot rangers win 4-3.
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thousa acce seven games up on anaheim in the west. a scary moment. watch this. it got a piece of his face, 97-mile-an-hour fastball from brandon who are row o morrow off his nose. 97 miles an hour in the face. he would leave the game. x-rays somehow come back negative. jays go on to win 5-4. heads up play yesterday by the mets david wright. top of the fourth. makes a diving play on a line drive. instead of going to first, he pump fakes the throw and runs into tag the pad kra res positi the throw had gone to first. wright gets the final out of the inning. a little backyard play. mets win 7-3. coming up on "morning joe," president obama is off to
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martha's vineyard today while his republican owe poe then thes stay out on the trail hitting him on the economy. so what big ideas on jobs will the president have when he gets back from the beach? we'll knock that around with our crew. and we'll huddle around the water cooler to watch the return to television of christine o'donnell. remember her from last fall? she only that it a couple segments before she walked out on an interview with cnn. we'll show you why.
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the first family leaves today for summer vacation and that means it's time for the annual are a decision of conjuring up outrage at the president for taking time off from running the country. the obamas will spend ten days on martha's vineyard island off massachusetts. if you want to sound smart, tell your trends that president obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. cbs news krufrnled tu ews cruncs and found bush and clinton had aen 180 days and 28 days respectively by the same point in their presidencies. enough of the real news. let's huddle up and talk about about a former political candidate you probably haven't thought about much since she most her race last fall to become senator from the great state of delaware.
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christine o'donnell. the woman who was forced to declare in a campaign ad that she is not in fact a witch is out pushing a hugh book. she was on cnn last night asked by piers morgan totally fair to ask politicians. >> i'm curious about whether you support gay marriage. >> you're borderline being a little bit rude, you know. i obviously -- >> really? >> i obviously want to talk about the issues that i choose to talk about in the book. >> so would you you agree with michelle obama that we should maybe repeal "don't ask, don't tell"? >> i'm not talking about policies. i'm not running for if office. ask michele bachmann what she thinks, ask the candidates running to office what they think. >> why are you being so weird about this? >> i'm not being weird about this. i'm not running for office. you're being a little rude. don't you think as a host if i say this is what i want to talk about, that's what we should
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address? >> not really. you're a politician. >> okay, i'm being pull aboed a. we turn down another interview for this. >> where are you going? you're leaving? >> well, i was supposed to be speaking at the republican women's club at 6:00. and i chose to be a little late for that, not to be, you know, yeah, not to endure a rude talk show host, but to talk to you -- >> i don't understand why -- >> to talk about the issues that i discuss in the book. have you read the book? are we off, are we done? >> he's still there. >> i'm still here. >> he says he still wants to talk to you. >> well -- >> it would appear thatted interview has just been ended. >> i know he works for another network, but that's well done by piers morgan. also, no, we shant stick to what you want to talk about. shouldn't we just want to talk about what i want to talk about?
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no, that's not the way it works. newt newt is working the campaign trail. he's going to hawaii. leaving on on saturday doing a couple fund-raisers in hawaii. the republican caucus there march 13th 2012, a week after super tuesday. if he's fighting for that say the in a general, we should point out that president obama in 2008 won 72% of the vote in 2008. newt gingrich working the campaign trail this honest lhon. this was the biggest story on the web yesterday. padu appeared in green card and other movie, i'm sure. he was on a city jet flight from
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paris to dublin. he was told he would not be allowed to use the bathroom until afr take off. granted they had been setting on the tar hack for a while with a delay. he was told he had to hold it. he responded by taking care of his own business on the carpeting of the plane. the stew arrestedrested steward asked the actress to which i will off. they tweeted we are busy mopping the floors. we'd like it remind all our passengers that our planes are fully equipped with toilet facilities. a representative for mr. padu said he was trying to relieve himself into a water bottle and missed. still ahead on "way too early," why are you awake? your endearing e-mail and texts are next. respect [ female announcer ] to get a professional cleaning system you could spend as much as $200. olay says challenge that with an instrument that cleanses as effectively as what's sold by skin professionals
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